Biden IGNORES Question About the $2000 Stimulus Check Promise

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On Thursday, President Biden ignored a question about the timing of the stimulus check after he pledged with the American people earlier this year that they would be receiving $2,000 stimulus checks IMMEDIATELY if Democrats would win the Senatorial race.

During a campaign in Atlanta last January, President Biden told voters that the $2,000 stimulus checks would be coming if the Democratic Senate candidates won. 

“Their election will put an end to the block in Washington on that $2,000 stimulus check – that money will go out the door immediately to help people who are in real trouble,” Biden told the crowd.

Then, after an event on Thursday, where Biden made remarks to commemorate 50 million COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country in the last 37 days, Fox News’ host Peter Doocy asked Biden about the $2,000 stimulus check promise he previously made. 

In the video, Doocy can be heard asking, “Mr. President, whatever happened to your promise from seven weeks ago that if Democrats flipped the Senate, the checks were going out the door?” 

Instead of answering the question, the President chose to ignore Doocy and any other questions from the media. He instead returned to the podium to retrieve his mask, which he appeared to have forgotten to put back on. 

In January, Biden stated that the stimulus check would be “imminent” if the two Democratic Senatorial candidates would win the runoff election. 

Both Democrats won the races, effectively giving the Democratic party the majority seats in the Senate, after considering the tiebreaking vote that Vice President Kamala Harris would give. 

At present, Democrats are working on a huge $1.9 Trillion COVID relief package. This includes a round of $1,400 stimulus checks that would be directly sent to American households. A vote in the House could happen within the coming days.

The stimulus package which does not have bipartisan support could move along via a faster process identified as budget reconciliation. Through this process, Democrats can pass certain spending measures without the need for approval from Republicans. 

Included in the legislation is also aid to state and local governments, money for vaccine distribution, and expanded unemployment benefits.

Lawmakers aspire to pass the COVID-relief package by mid-March, when federal unemployment insurance benefits are set to expire.

However, Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) blasted Biden’s proposed $1.9 Trillion COVID relief bill, calling it a “chock-full of spending porn” completely unrelated to the ongoing pandemic. 

In an interview with “America’s Newsroom,” Kennedy said, “This isn’t a coronavirus bill, this is a left-of-Lenin, neo-socialist wish list.”

Kennedy also asserted the current administration’s “infantile” approach to spending the country’s money will more likely continue even after the passage of the Coronavirus relief bill. He said that this would more likely be followed by introducing a $3 trillion green energy bill. 

Kennedy said, “The objective is not to spend money – it’s not how much you spend, it’s what you spend it on.”

A large amount of the funding contained in the Coronavirus relief bill will not be touched until 2022 and beyond. 

The Republican senator also added the coronavirus bill contains funding that is not related to the ongoing pandemic, such as transit projects, language preservation, and billions of dollars for people who have entered the country illegally.